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Correlational findings

Study Bachman et al. (1978): study US 1966

Public:
Public highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1628
Non Response:
2.8% at T1, 17.2% at T2, 21.0% at T3, 28.9% at T4, 28.5% at T5
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Later education attained
Our Classification
Operationalization
Educational level at T5
1: HS dropout
2: HS grad with no further education
3: HS grad with some vocational or     technical training
4: HS grad with some two-year college
5: HS grad with some four-year     college
6: HS grad with an associate degree
7: HS grad with a bachelor  degree
8: HS grad with some graduate school

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + T1 happiness:        tau = +.13  (001)
T2 happiness:        tau = +.10  (01)
T3 happiness:        tau = +.08  (05)
T4 happiness:        tau = +.04  (ns)